10.32.01.11

.11 Reinstatement of Expired or Inactive Licenses.

A. A physician whose license has been placed on inactive status or who has failed to renew a license by the license expiration date and who wishes to practice medicine in Maryland shall apply for reinstatement on a form supplied by the Board.

B. A physician applying for reinstatement shall pay a reinstatement fee and any additional charges set by the Board.

C. A physician applying for reinstatement shall submit documentation of completing the required number of CME hours for reinstatement as defined in Regulation .10 of this chapter.

D. A physician applying for reinstatement may be denied reinstatement subject to the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland, for any of the grounds listed in Health Occupations Article, §14-404, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. A physician applying for reinstatement shall provide the Board with a detailed description of activities which have occurred since the last renewal application or, in the case of a physician who has never renewed, since the date when a medical licensure application was submitted to the Board. This description may include, but not necessarily be limited to, the information required under Regulations .03 and .04 of this chapter.

F. A physician applying for reinstatement shall also provide a full, written explanation to the Board detailing the reasons why the license was allowed to expire and why reinstatement is now sought.

G. A physician applying for reinstatement may be required to pass the SPEX or COMVEX-USA examination if the physician:

(1) Last passed a medical licensing examination more than 15 years before this application;

(2) Has never had specialty board certification or last passed a specialty board certification examination given by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Board Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists more than 10 years before this application;

(3) Has not had a full, unrestricted medical license in at least one state of the United States or Canada within the 10-year period before this application; or

(4) Has not actively practiced clinical medicine in the United States or Canada for at least 7 of the 10 years before this application.

H. The physician shall include a statement on the application form for reinstatement agreeing to the above examination requirements.

I. A physician with an expired or inactive license may be denied restoration of active status subject to any of the grounds listed in Health Occupations Article, §14-404, Annotated Code of Maryland, the hearing for which would be conducted subject to the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.